PHEC Award for the conference "Plagerism Europe & Beyond".

Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Awards

for

"4th International Conference Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond 2018"

9th-11th May 2018, Ephesus, Turkey

Conference description

The international conference Plagiarism Across Europe and Beyond aims to be a forum for sharing best practices and experiences by addressing issues of academic integrity. The conference brings together several prominent names in the field of academic integrity from all over the world. With regards to the crucial role of ethics and honesty in academic work, universities are in need of more effective policies against infringements of academic standards. The conference therefore aims to contribute to the standardization of consistent and transparent approaches to issues of academic integrity from several perspectives, such as detection and prevention of plagiarism, the impact of text-matching software, types of plagiarism, teaching norms of best practice, and institutional and national standards. As academic integrity is considered to be culturally bound, standardizing policies and practices related to ethical issues requires a careful examination of several related cases from different countries. Due to its geographical location, Turkey bridges not only the continents of Europe and Asia but also various cultures, making it a perfect location for a conference that convenes researchers from all over the world. Plagiarism Across Europe and Beyond is jointly organized by Canakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityMendel University in Brno, and theEuropean Network for Academic Integrity and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Conference Theme

Fostering academic integrity through consistent and transparent approaches

Language of the conference

English

Conference Topics

Papers, synopses, posters, workshops, and working papers are welcome in the following areas. Please note that delegates cannot be listed as authors of more than two papers.

 

Section I: Policy efforts to address issues of academic integrity:

  • Evaluation of ethics infrastructure.
  • Institutional and national standards of academic integrity.
  • Challenges in the implementation of academic incentive awards.

Section II: Academic Integrity projects and applications:

  • Best practices and strategies for awareness, prevention, and detection of academic misconduct.
  • Internationalisation, student mobility and academic integrity.
  • National and local projects about academic integrity.

Section III: Use of technology in addressing issues of academic integrity:

  • Innovation in the use of e-tools and technologies for addressing plagiarism.
  • Identifying texts modified by a paraphrasing tool.

Section IV: Misconduct and challenges in higher education:

  • Mind stimulating drugs.
  • Plagiarism in literary texts and translation.
  • Contract cheating including ghost-writing and essay mills.
  • Fake publishing in predatory or hijacked journals.

Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Awards

 

The Punjab Higher Education Commission provides awards to 3 delegates from Pakistan to participate in this conference. Applications for this award will be selected by the ENAI Committee.  Applicants for the awards must include with their application at least one proposal for a contribution to the conference, which should be a research paper.

 

Financial Provision:

The PHEC Award covers following:

 

1

Travel cost

Rs. 83000

2

Registration fee (includes 3 day stay at the conference hotel)

Additional 100 USD will be awarded for a night stay before or after the event days

≈ Rs. 46500 (370 €)

3

Daily living allowance

(Half of the daily allowance as per government rules for 4 days)

Note: PHEC grant will be released once the awardees will submit the selection letter by ENAI along with the acceptance letter of their full-length paper which will be published later in conference proceedings (Abstract publication in the book of abstract will also be admissible).

 

​​The conference organising committee will consider the academic merit of the applicant when selecting Award winners. The identities of the applicants will be kept confidential and only the names of winners will be announced publicly on the conference website. Please see the Evaluation Rubric below for details of the selection criteria. To ensure transparency in the selection of the winners, all the applicants will be emailed individually by January 1, 2018 regarding their scores based on the Evaluation Rubric.

 

Punjab Higher Education Commission Award Evaluation Rubric

Selection Criteria

Scores

Weights

Merit and relevance of the proposed contribution(s) to the conference themes (Refers to the ‘Abstract’.).

0

1

2

3

4

5

0.250

Motivational strength of the applicant (Refers to the ‘Motivation’ section in the letter of application.).

0

1

2

3

4

5

0.125

Background and research profile of the applicant (Refers to the ‘CV’ and ‘Letter of support’.).

0

1

2

3

4

5

0.125

Official financial statement and availability of institutional support (Refers to the ‘Institutional financial statement’).

0

1

2

3

4

5

0.250

Possibility of spreading ENAI’s message (Refers to the ‘ENAI dissemination’ section in the letter of application.).

0

1

2

3

4

5

0.250

 

Eligibility Criteria:

 

The candidate must be either of the followings:

  1. Faculty Members: Faculty members from public/private sector universities and public colleges of the Punjab. The faculty member includes:
  1. Regular teaching faculty 
  2. Distinguished and Meritorious Professors
  3. Hired on contract for at least one year.
  1. Non-teaching Staff: The non-teaching staff of provincially chartered public/private sector universities and public colleges of Punjab. The non-teaching staff should:
  1. Hired on contract who has served at least two years in the same institution and his/her contract is being extendable on at least 6 months basis
  2. Hold at least M.Phil/MS equivalent degree (18-years of education)
  1. Ph.D. Scholars: MS/M.Phil. leading to Ph.D. or Ph.D. scholars registered with provincially chartered local universities of Punjab

 

How to apply:

 

The applicants must provide the following information in a single pdf document:

  • Evidence of eligibility for the Punjab Higher Education Commission Awards. Please see the criteria above.
  • The abstract(s) of the proposal(s) to be presented at the conference.
  • A letter of application explaining:
    • The applicant’s motivation to participate in the conference.
    • The financial situation of the applicant and justification for why the applicant cannot attend without financial support. Please add supporting evidence, for example an official financial statement from your university/institution, or a letter signed by a supervisor (e.g., Head of Department, Dean, Rector) explaining institutional policy about available funding to attend an international conference.
    • The applicant’s proposed post-conference contributions to the dissemination of ENAI activities in their own region.
  • A CV detailing the applicant’s research profile including, but not limited to, the background regarding education, employment, professional memberships, and publications.
  • A letter of support explaining the applicant’s academic qualifications by an academic from an ENAI affiliate association or by a senior colleague (e.g., Supervisor, Head of Department, Dean) from a non-ENAI affiliate association.

 

All applications must be emailed to conference@plagiarism.cz with an attached pdf document (merged single file) containing the aforementioned information during the first call for proposals, to arrive no later than November 30, 2017. Announcement of the award winners will be made by January 1, 2018. Therefore, those who wish to apply for the awards are encouraged to submit their abstracts at the first call for proposals.

 

Punjab Higher Education Commission Awards

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